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Rick Hughes
DVD creation & menu
on Jul 19, 2015 at 7:23:49 pm

I have been having great help in a separate thread on a 35mm slide to DVD project.
Raising this as separate question as related to the DVD burn.

After rendering I will end up with several .mpg files (or m2V files for Blu-ray discs) each in the area of in region of 10mins long (typical box of slides)
2 things here

It would be nice to have a menu front end so you can choose the slide set (which may be a holiday or family event) … but also would like an autoplay feature, so if put into a DVD player – if menu options not chosen it will autoplay through all in sequence.
I will be using MSP 12 and DVD Architect Studio 5

Welcome any advice over neatest way to do this ……….. only ever created single file DVD, not used menus before.

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John Rofrano
Re: DVD creation & menu
on Jul 19, 2015 at 10:47:38 pm

DVD Architect Studio 5 will allow you to author a DVD with menus just like you want. Just start a new project, select a theme, and drop your footage onto the menu. The only thing you might not be able to do is have it auto-play if no one presses a menu selection. That feature might only be in DVD Architect Pro via DVD Scripting. Other than that, you should be fine with the Studio version.


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Steve Rhoden
Re: DVD creation & menu
on Jul 20, 2015 at 5:09:57 am

I use ConcertXtoDVD more often, Has all the bells and whistles included,
easy to use, powerful and never produces a bad disc.

Steve Rhoden (Cow Leader)
Film Maker & VFX Artist.
Owner of Filmex Creative Media.
Samples of my Work and Company can be seen here:

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David Eon
Re: DVD creation & menu
on Jul 21, 2015 at 1:25:47 am

In DVD Architect, you can set the End Action for the menu to Auto-play on the right side by choosing End Action> Command> Activate Button then change Timeout to the however long you want the menu to show before the Auto-play starts. You can change which button will activate as well. Let me know if this helps. Thanks!

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